Design and implementation of a mock circulatory system for the evaluation of left ventricular assist devices

dc.contributor.advisorLongoria, Raul G.
dc.creatorKrol, Jeffrey Thomas, 1983-
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T19:33:14Z
dc.date.available2017-04-13T19:33:14Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.description.abstractPrior to in vivo testing of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) it is necessary to test it in a mock circulatory system (MCS). An MCS should behave much like a cardiovascular system (CVS) in terms of similar physical parameters and operating conditions. The goal of this thesis is to create an MCS that closely mimics the desired impedance and overall layout of a human CVS. This thesis gives an overview of the research, design, testing and implementation stages of the MCS. Experimental data is presented for each component to demonstrate its feasibility to meet the desired performance characteristics. Also, experimental results are described from testing the entire system to evaluate how well the MCS models a human CVS. The end result is a working MCS that can be adapted to any desired testing scenario, each representing a different physiological condition.en_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2BR8MN0R
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/46451
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectLeft ventricular assist device (LVAD)en_US
dc.subjectMock circulatory system (MCS)en_US
dc.subjectCardiovascular system (CVS)en_US
dc.titleDesign and implementation of a mock circulatory system for the evaluation of left ventricular assist devicesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US

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